Filed under Analysis

Waiting for Herr Hitler? ( & Kili Maharajah and Arjun Aloysius)

Sunday Observer (2000+word Long Read) Is Sri Lanka ready for an elected dictator? This is the latest question to enter the country’s current political debate. Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s preparations to contest the next presidential election in 2019 have already precipitated a potentially explosive controversy that can last weeks and months. An admirer of Gotabaya Rajapaksa has … Continue reading

Rate this:

Nepotism, cronyism and multimillion-rupee cheques

Sunday Times I was musing this month about this word Nepotism. It comes, I discovered, from the Italian word nepotismo, derived from the Latin word nepos meaning nephew. The term originated from the practice of some of the Catholic popes (who were unable to have legitimate children due to their vows of celibacy) appointing their … Continue reading

Rate this:

Refugees and widows – Let conscience be our guide

Daily Mirror Editorial This week, the international community marks two important events — World Refugee Day on June 20 and World Widows’ Day today. Both refugees and widows have been oppressed or marginalised to a large extent and we need to deeply reflect on the issues. This reflection is essential though the United States President … Continue reading

Rate this:

Towards the 2020 Presidential Elections

Daily Mirror Editorial Many names are surfacing in discussion forums about who should be the next president of Sri Lanka. Once the Elections Commission of Sri Lanka declares the date for the Presidential Elections by the end of 2019 we’ll see all political parties making public their nominees for the post of president. President Maithripala … Continue reading

Rate this: